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Film Review: Krull (1983)

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SYNOPSIS: A prince and a fellowship of companions set out to rescue his bride from a fortress of alien invaders who have arrived on their home planet. REVIEW: In 1983, Ron Silverman produced a British-American directed by Peter Yates called Krull. Their creative ambition, though admirable, failed to successfully embed its memory within the minds of mainstream masses. It lacked ...

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Film Review: Vacancy (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: A young married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and finds hidden video cameras in their room. They realize that unless they escape, they’ll be the next victims of a snuff film. REVIEW: Even big names Kate Beckinsale and Luke Wilson couldn’t save this anti-climactic steaming pile of crap. The premise seems like a good recipe for potential ...

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Film Review: Identity (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rainstorm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they’re being killed off one by one. REVIEW: The 2003 theatrical debut of “Identity” was a slam dunk for movie plotlines. I remember seeing this one live and thinking, “wow! what a brilliant film that I couldn’t wait ...

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Film Review: Eastern Bandits (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: The movie is set during the Japanese invasion of China. The story is told from the perspective of Gao – a soldier seeking revenge from the Japanese. He is trying to assassinate the visiting Japanese commander. In the process of plotting such scheme, he had a chance encounter with a local Mafia, lead by its charismatic leader Fang. REVIEW: ...

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Film Review: Area Q (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Thomas Mathews, an investigative journalist whose world is turned upside-down when his son disappears, is sent to Brazil to investigate close encounter sightings. REVIEW: A man once approached me at work and said “It was my birthday a while ago. My friends asked me how old I was. I said 54. Then we looked at my birth certificate and ...

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Film Review: The Dead 2: India (2013)

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 SYNOPSIS: In this ferocious sequel to the worldwide horror hit THE DEAD, an infectious epidemic spreads through India as an American turbine engineer (Joseph Millson of TV’s 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY) learns that his pregnant girlfriend is trapped near the slums of Mumbai. Now he must battle his way across a 300-mile wasteland of the ravenous undead. REVIEW: Coming off ...

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Film Review: Timesweep (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of people—filmmakers, local history buffs, students, and journalists—all gather to explore a now-defunct, dilapidated movie studio. They soon learn, however, that time—past, present, and future—have coalesced into one, and entities from the past and future travel through the movie studio, often terrorizing its visitors. The group must try and escape the building, but it is surrounded in ...

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Film Review: Céline And Julie Go Boating (1974)

SYNOPSIS: “A mysteriously linked pair of young women find their daily lives pre-empted by a strange boudoir melodrama that plays itself out in a hallucinatory parallel reality.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: Fantasy takes much of its vividness from dualisms, tensions between opposites, often symbolised by the meeting of two different kinds of world. A similar tension to that between modern and ...

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